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If You're Learning, You'll Never Need to Recharge

If You're Learning, You'll Never Need to Recharge | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
In a recent interview I did with the Wall Street Journal, we hit on a wide range of topics: discount programs disguised as loyalty programs; the experiment in human nature that we call Panera Cares;
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Sounds like a noble cause

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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:11 AM

Red Scott said it this way: I'm either green and growing or ripe and rotting.  Lee Thayer continues to talk about and address the difference between being closed when in the knowing mode, and open when in the learning mode.


I added to Red's comment:  If I become ripe and rotting, I can become rotting and composting. When this occurs I can again become Green and Growing.  This is the reason that questions open one and answers close one off. How does one stay in the learning mode for a lifetime?


Thanks to Mark Taylor, fellow Vistage Chair for bringing the article to my attention.

Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters
I am passionate about transforming the workplace so that people are eager to come to work. This topic is about best practices in creating a positive culture.
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Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
You need four things to do it.
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Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.
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10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently

10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Thinking differently begets behaving differently.
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Thoughtful Listening

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When we coach, we offer the rare gift of listening deeply. The first time I shared the Three Layers of Deep Listening Model (adapted from chapter 3 of Co-Active Coaching, by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House and Phillip Sandahl) with workshop participants, I asked them to remember the last time they had listened to someone at ...read more.
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Does corporate culture drive financial performance?

Does corporate culture drive financial performance? | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
John Kotter talks about corporate culture's effect on long-term financial performance.
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756% difference in net income

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Why so many Americans hate their jobs - CBS News

Why so many Americans hate their jobs - CBS News | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of workers are disengaged to varying degrees, and it's not because their pay is too low
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8 Reasons Why You Might Be a Bad Boss (And How To Fix It)

8 Reasons Why You Might Be a Bad Boss (And How To Fix It) | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
These 8 shocking facts about bad bosses reveal that it's time for managers to make some changes. Here are the problems, and the simplest solutions.
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Bad Management

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The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
According to an analysis of Facebook employees.
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The Importance of Deep Fun

Organizations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on employee engagement programs, yet their scores on engagement surveys remain abysmally low.
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Why Asking Good Questions Can Help You Be a Better Leader | EDUCAUSE

Asking questions is critical to a leader's success.
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WorkdayVoice: Announcing the Workday Opportunity Onramps Conference

WorkdayVoice: Announcing the Workday Opportunity Onramps Conference | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
study of 51,896 leaders we discovered that those who ranked at the bottom 10% in asking for feedback were rated at the 15th percentile in overall leadership effectiveness
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Bill Barnett on Strategy: Leading by Design

Bill Barnett on Strategy: Leading by Design | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
  In 1993 the software startup FITS moved from Toulouse France to Scotts Valley California (a town at the edge of Silicon Valley). Thei
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Five Reasons We're Losing A Whole Generation of Managers

Five Reasons We're Losing A Whole Generation of Managers | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The reason you hear so much about succession planning is because finding good managers is harder than ever. Today's professionals are just as often saying no to management, and here are five reasons why.
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The Real Cost of Bad Bosses

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Infographic: Crummy bosses aren't just a pain; they're bad for business. How bad? We've found the stats--and it's not pretty.
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Cost of a Bad Boss

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People Leave Managers, Not Companies

People Leave Managers, Not Companies | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from a new book, "The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World." This section examines the fundamental importance and challenges of a manager's role.
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A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life

A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
A strong sense of purpose can extend our life span, as well as increase our well-being. Rather than stopping us from living in the present, it can actually enhance the present, by making us more connected, more energetic and more appreciative.
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The 4 Most Important Words a Leader Can Ever Say

The 4 Most Important Words a Leader Can Ever Say | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
I thought the most important words a boss could say were, 'Can you help me?' I was wrong.
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Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
And roughly 30% of leaders have at least one fatal flaw.
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The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
They’re all hard to improve because they run counter to our instincts.
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Top Ranked Leaders Know This Secret: Ask For Feedback

Top Ranked Leaders Know This Secret: Ask For Feedback | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
In fact, our data shows an exceptionally strong correlation between asking for feedback and overall effectiveness of leaders
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